17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
8
Alice Springs
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 day
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary app .

Chennai, India to Cairns is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chennai to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 9th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

Find out how to plan Port Douglas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

1
day
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, things will get a bit cooler in Gold Coast: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): wander the streets of The Rocks, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bondi Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. On the 14th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass, and then trek along Grand Canyon track.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Blue Mountains National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park. In November, daytime highs in Blue Mountains National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Melbourne. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in November; daily highs in Melbourne reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then make a trip to Uluru.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip maker tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Parks Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours

1
day
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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